(Day 2) Competition Day: Saturday August 25
All participants in Race the Base 2012 are required to attend the Driver's Meeting on Saturday August 25th from 7:00 to 7:30
am. No Exceptions. If you miss this meeting you will not be able to compete in any of the events. A Competitor/VIP breakfast will
commence in the main competitor tent area from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
All competitors and their vehicles must be at their Day 1 designated first event staging areas by 9:00 am.
Note: All competitor vehicle tires will need to undergo a simple race day tech inspection upon arrival to the event grounds on the morning of the event (Day 2). This can happen at anytime during the event day from 7:15 am to 9:00 am. Anytime a competitor vehicle leaves the airfield area and returns, their tires must be re-inspected. This is a brief but necessary safety precaution that is mandatory.
Main Competitor Pit/VIP Area: New this year is a more central Competitor Pit/VIP area. Each competitor will be assigned a designated pit area within the zone. Competitor cars will remain in this area when not in competition or practise. Be aware that children and other VIP attendees will be allowed throughout this area and that any work being performed on competitor cars needs to proceed with caution. Children must be supervised at all times. Flammable liquids must be stored in approved containers at all times. Refuelling is allowed in this area from approved containers. Any toxic liquid spills must be reported immediately to an event official in the VIP/Pit area. Sandwich board type sponsor advertising is allowed in your designated pit area. If work is being performed beneath a competitor car, Jack stands must be used. If you require assistance, ask an event official for help. Ground tarps may be provided upon request by event official should you need to perform significant work under your vehicle. If you perform any significant brake or suspension work, a brief field tech inspection of your vehicle is again required.
Event Instruction: Instructors will be available throughout the day to offer instructions for competitors who request it.
Event Procedures: The Competition Director will announce the official start of the event at which time the rotation of vehicles through the various events will commence. Competitors will stage at their first designated event, compete in that event, and then proceed to their next scheduled event. The competitors will continue in this manner until the Competition Director indicates otherwise. The proceedings will be periodically interrupted by scheduled military flights, lunch, exhibition events, etc. All competitors are asked to stay in their designated rotation order throughout the day, unless they need to withdraw for technical or safety reasons. Event / Staging areas: Each designated event has a competitor staging area. Individual Event Marshals will ensure that competitors are lined up in the correct order. Staging areas will be clearly marked by pylons and appropriate signage. Once in the staging area, competitors are under the direction of that event's marshal and or officials.
Exceptions: If your vehicle requires inspection/service or you need to remove your vehicle from competition, you must visit the next event staging area (if possible) to inform the Event Marshal. If your vehicle breaks down somewhere along the course or transit route, you need to stay in your vehicle until an official or event safety crew reaches you. You will not wait long.
Emergency Response: The military base is equipped with state of the art emergency response equipment and personnel. In the event of an incident, first response will be immediate. Helicopters are also available on-site in the case of extreme emergencies.
Inter-event transit zones: Upon completion of each event, competitors will proceed along the designated transit route to the next event's staging area. The designated speed limit within the transit zones is 60 kph. Please note that Military traffic directors over-ride all prior instructions. If you are flagged or otherwise directed by Military traffic directors, it is mandatory to follow their instructions immediately.
Timing and Scoring: Each event will be timed and scored by officials and automated equipment. Your event score or times will be made available to the public via the big screens. This information will be made available for competitors to review at any staging area where there are timing and scoring feed monitors. Official class winners will be posted and announced at the end of competition.
Results Discrepancies: In the event of a discrepancy, you may file an official verbal/written protest to the Competitions Director. In such cases, the Event Marshals will contribute his/her review of the timing discrepancy, and the most appropriate solution will be determined by the event officials. We are implementing state of the art timing and scoring this year, and should the timing equipment fail during a run, the competitor(s) will be offered a course re-run. Other discrepancies will be appropriately handled on a case basis.
Trophy/Awards Presentations: There will be an official awards ceremony at the end of the scheduled competition. Competitors will be announced and called to the stage to receive their individual recognition and official awards/prize packages.